Thursday, March 20, 2008

Zoo update

The other day in an EmBiz247 large article about the plans of Dubai Municipality there was a small, almost throw-away, comment about the long-promised new zoo.

Guess what...yet again the work will start this year.

The paper quotes Hussain Nasser Lootah, the municipality’s Acting Director-General and as it's a short piece here it is in full:

NEW ZOO: Work on the long-awaited new Dh500 million Dubai Zoo will start this year in Dubailand.

"The first phase of the project will cover an area of around 123 acres," said Lootah. "It will include car parking of around 38 acres.

The new Dubai Zoo has the potential to become a landmark attraction for national and international visitors. It will serve as a major tourism and visitor education centre for all of the UAE.

The project has been divided into two phases the first will involve preparation work while the second will include construction of the zoo and the botanical garden."


Anonymous said...

I'll believe it when I see the detailed plans.

Seabee said...

I won't even believe it then, we've seen detailed plans in the past but nothing happened.
When they actually start building it I'll believe it might happen.